Tom Gates is the master of excuses for late homework: dog attacks;
spilt water; and, lightning. Tom's exercise book is full of his
doodles, cartoons and thoughts, as well as comments from his
long-suffering teacher, Mr Fullerton. After gaining five merits for
his "Camping Sucks" holiday story, Tom's work starts to go downhill
- which is a pity, as he's desperate to impress Amy Porter, who
sits next to him...